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May
2014

Influencer Spotlight: Jon Pirtle

By Courtenay Rogers

I’m sitting in E|Spaces writing a blog about the CEO of E|Spaces, Jon Pirtle. So I can speak first hand about the great job he and his team are doing with this place. They even have free snack sized M&Ms, which are the bane of my existence and also awesome at the same time.

Jon is from Nashville originally and was drafted to play minor league baseball upon graduation from Brentwood Academy where he played for a year. “While I was in high school, a man named Hoffman Brown was my mentor and after I stopped playing baseball, I went to visit him in his office one afternoon. He was the CEO …

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18

Apr
2014

Influencer Spotlight: Ted Crockett and the Nashville Film Festival

By Courtenay Rogers
Like quite a few folks in Nashville, Ted Crockett came here for the music business. “I was selling stuff door to door in Florida in 1998 and decided I was going to follow my dreams of being in music in Music City. I played around town in all kinds of gigs and ended up working in the industry doing business management.”

Ted had no idea that Nashville even had a film festival but he was introduced to them through one of his co-workers and started volunteering for events for a couple of years and in 2004 started working in the Nashville Film Festival box office as a contractor. “We worked with a local company called Agile Ticketing …

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25

Mar
2014

Influencer Spotlight: Brad White

By Courtenay Rogers
Brad White wrote 2 novels before the age of 30, has one of the most interesting blogs I’ve read and turned his passion for high end cocktails and mixology into a family business with his brother.  Oh, he’s also super smart and really sweet and he will probably kill me for using that word in a blog about influencers.
Brad graduated from MTSU and spent the next 3 years writing Azkazel, a novel he describes as “X-Men meets Harry Potter” along with a dark comedy entitled Horns and Halos. “Self publishing was frowned upon when I completed my novels. But now it’s a viable way to go to market and I intend to publish them …

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